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The Practice of Photography in Sites of Incarceration
June 4, 2009 6:31 AM   Subscribe

Pinhole Photography by Incarcerated Girls at Remann Hall, Washington State. Prison Baseball. Guantanamo: Directory of Photographic and Visual Resources. Painted photographs of forgotten incarcerated Russian youth. 19th century prison ships. Pete Brook's Prison Photography blog links to lots of great stuff.
posted by mediareport (8 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

wow, excellent post. thanks mediareport!
posted by rumsey monument at 6:36 AM on June 4, 2009

Outstanding post. Thanks.
posted by Joe Beese at 6:36 AM on June 4, 2009

Yoikes! Nice post.
posted by From Bklyn at 6:39 AM on June 4, 2009

Via Talkleft, which has a lot of thoughtful posts about prison issues.
posted by mediareport at 6:39 AM on June 4, 2009

The Remann Hall project was done as a part of the education department program at the Museum of Glass in partnership with Pierce County Juvenile Court when I was there. It was an incredible project, which culminated in an outdoor installation at the museum and many of the participants coming to volunteer and participate in education programs at the museum after they were released. It was one of the many incredible programs I was lucky enough to be part of there. A book of poetry, artwork (and I think some of the photos in that link) was produced as well. The whole program was a great model for how arts organizations can do meaningful outreach in their communities. Unfortunately, the program was cut one year before the planned completion, due to budget concerns :[

I wonder why the Museum and the program was not mentioned in that post, because those are the images I remember seeing come out as part of the program. I guess the brief mention of "related workshops" are the reference?
posted by crunchywelch at 8:41 AM on June 4, 2009 [1 favorite]

Great post. Thank you.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 9:08 AM on June 4, 2009

Ah, Remann Hall!

*gets misty-eyed*

Good times. Good times.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:39 AM on June 4, 2009

This blog is excellent, thank you for the post mediareport! The Russian youths as icons - wow. So many other good photo essays in the blog, too.
posted by madamjujujive at 5:08 PM on June 4, 2009

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